FOR AN ASCENT OF LANIN YOU MUCH HAVE THE OBLIGITORY GEAR AND IT WILL BE CHECKED BEFORE YOU ASCEND! THERE IS ALSO OBLIGITORY (FREE) REGISTRATION BEFORE YOU ASCEND.
Check the up-to-date info on the Lanin National Park : website
A two day ascent of this 3717m Volcano
At a glance
|Distance:||18 km's return|
|Park Entrance $:||OBLIGITORY registration at info center.|
|Notes:||Obligatory Equipment. see below:|
List of obligatory equipment for ascents of Lanin; equipment will be checked at the info center at the base of the mountain. Confirm all details before setting out.
|Crampons||VHF Radio + extra batteries|
|Ice Axe||Trekking poles|
|Sleeping bag and sleeping mat||Sun Glasses|
|Proper clothing||First Aid Kit|
All equipment will be checked at Guarderia Tromen
A copy of the Lanin National Park - Volcano Lanin brochure can be found here
You should confirm all these details at the Lanin National Park office in the main plaza of San Martin de los Andes before ascending. Tel: (02972) 424359/420664
Info from the Lanin National Park Leaflet: 'Climbing Lanin Volcano':
"Access to the trail is until 2pm only during the summer season and 12pm during the winter. Daily limit of hikers/climbers is 60 persons, including the refuges and tents. As places become available, people waiting will be given premission to proceed. No reservations are taken."...."For safety reasons or rescue operation, Lanin National Park has the authority to establish, suspend and/or restrict the traffic on the trail with no previous notice"
Equipment can be rented in San Martin de los Andes: (may be out of date)
AFondo - Villegas 725 (cheaper, but does not have everything),
The summit of this extinct volcano is shared between Chile and Argentina.
From Junin de los Andes or San martin de Los Andes the bus via Hito Paso Mahuil Malal to Curarrehue & Pucon. Get off at Guarderia Tromen. You may need to pre book the return journey as the bus is often full coming from Pucon.
Camping available at Guarderia Tromen (fee payable). There are couple of basic refuges on the mountain (Refugio Militar Nuevo & Refugio CAJA). Limited camping areas on the mountain.
Up to date route details are best obtained from the info center at the base of the Mountain. During summer its open 8am - 2pm & 3pm - 8pm (times may be incorrect!). For those wanting to start out before 8am you are required to register the pervious day.
A forecast can be found here: Mountain-Forecast Lanin
JLM Mapas: Pucon, San Martin de los Andes No. 7
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